URL http://www.math.leidenuniv.nl/~gill

Email gill@math.leidenuniv.nl

GSM +31 (0)6 224 27 127

Name Richard Gill, R.D. Gill

Pseudonym gill1109

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Mathematical Institute

Leiden University

Postbus 9512

2300 RA Leiden

Netherlands

Office:

Room 213

Mathematical Institute

Snellius

Niels Bohrweg 1

2333 CA Leiden

Netherlands

Office phone +31 71 527 7137

I am often not in my office and I do not have a personal

secretary. The general coordinator of the institute is Kathelijne Smits:

Ms. Kathelijne Smits

phone +31 71 527 7111

email smitskgm@math.leidenuniv. nl

fax +31 71 527 7101

The institute's web site includes travel information and a map.

We are 25 minutes brisk walking, 10 cycling (hire an OV fiets)

from NS Leiden Central railway station.

Google Earth placemark of my office:

http://www.math.leidenuniv.nl/~gill/MyOffice.kmz

If you insist on coming by car, I recommend you enter Nielsbohrweg

from Wassenaarseweg (last left turn as you go out of town before

going under the motorway), not from Einsteinlaan, since Niels Bohr

and Albert Einstein seem to have a problem connecting to one another

(unless you are on a bike).

Who or what was Snellius?

Apart from a building on the Leiden science campus, this

is the Latinized version of the name of the 17th C. Dutch

scientist Willebrord van Royen Snell who appropriately enough

worked in mathematics and almost quantum optics

(his discoveries led to the wave theory of light)

http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Mathematicians/Snell.html